December 2010 Issue

Breeders seek input from supply chain

By |December 1st, 2010|

The apple, cherry, peach, and strawberry breeding activities of RosBREED are located across the United States at university, federal, [...]

More quantity than quality in China

By |December 1st, 2010|

Chinese packers have been unable to convince growers to update orchards to improve yields and color. Shandong growers are [...]

More cherries in the pipeline

By |December 1st, 2010|

New, late-maturing cherry varieties developed in British Columbia, Canada, have helped keep the province’s cherry growers in ­business.

“At one [...]

Cherry harvest shifts later

By |December 1st, 2010|

At one time, when she grew standard cherry varieties, such as Van, Lambert, Star, and Stella, harvest ended in [...]

Carbon footprints: How do apples fare?

By |December 1st, 2010|

This tree in a plastic wrapping is being used to collect and measure gases—oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor. [...]

Mechanical thinner for green peaches

By |December 1st, 2010|

The Bin Bandit hauls bins during the harvest season, and a platform sits on it for use in thinning, [...]

Platform transforms orchard work

By |December 1st, 2010|

Tom DeMarree bought this Blosi platform and uses it for many tasks, including installing trellis wire.

Workers crimp stabilizer wires [...]

Maintain a hierarchy in tree framework

By |December 1st, 2010|

The framework of these 12-year-old Packham trees (2,082 trees per hectare) on mini-Tatura is simple and very productive (55 [...]

Eliminating LADDERS

By |December 1st, 2010|

Auvil Fruit Company, based in Orondo, Washington, has developed a picking platform with two objectives in mind: to keep [...]

Orchards designed for efficient harvest

By |December 1st, 2010|

Michael Zingler stands next to a planting of SweeTango in its third leaf and describes the reasoning behind the [...]